Dolly Beach
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 0.75hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 4WD Car Park

  • End: 4WD Car Park

  • Location: Christmas Island

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  • Distance from CBD: 2608km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -10.51704642

  • Longitude: 105.6749231

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Dolly Beach is a 2km, grade 2 return hike, located in Christmas Island, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.75hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

An easy walk through the lush rain forest in Christmas Island National Park to Dolly Beach - a Robinson Crusoe palm lined beach where the only tracks other than your own will be those of nesting turtles.

From the Car Park, this is a leasurely walk of just over 1 kilometre, mostly on a Boardwalk, through shore terrace forest to Dolly Beach.  It is an isolated and picturesque sandy beach with a coral reef and a freshwater stream.  Take your snorkel gear as the reef on Dolly Beach is located very close to the shoreline - on a calm day, the snorkelling is spectacular.  You can also relax in the many rock pools on the shoreline at Dolly but beware of rogue waves. Robber crabs inhabit the area above the beach and turtles nest all year round.   Please do not disturb the animals or their nests. Take a picnic and make a day of it.  

About the region

Christmas Island rises majestically from the tropical depths of the vast Indian ocean, and surrounded by azure waters lies a stunning Natural Wonder
its name alone is intriguing and stirs interest. Uncover the remarkable surprises of this island full of natural wonders: from the unique annual red crab migration to rare and unusual birds and glorious deserted beaches. The island displays a curious amalgam of cultures, history and industry, emerging as a place where all these elements create a truly unusual travel experience.


Start Point: 4WD Car Park in Christmas Island National Park

End Point: 4WD Car Park in Christmas Island National Park

Region: Christmas Island, Indian Ocean Islands

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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